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Boston and Maine Turntable

Postby iaarchy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:30 am

Hi, I am an industrial archeologist that excavated a roundhouse and turntable constructed by the B&M RR in 1888. We found a 2-x-3.25 ft projection off the south wall of the turntable that was 3.25 ft west of the lead track. A grate or vent and was found within the projection with wood framing dividing the space. I noticed on the Danbury Railway Museum's website a photo of their turntable with a similar projection. Does anyone know what these projections functioned as or what equiptment that they housed?
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Re: Boston and Maine Turntable

Postby bml1149 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:00 pm

I believe this was to be able to access the wheels that ran on the pit rail.
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Re: Boston and Maine Turntable

Postby b&m 1566 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:22 pm

Where is this turntable pit located?
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Re: Boston and Maine Turntable

Postby StefanW » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:31 am

This turntable was at Salem MA, for the North RIver 12 stall roundhouse that is now the site of the new parking garage.

https://www.archaeological.org/events/16729

http://patch.com/massachusetts/salem/ex ... ast-talk-0

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_new ... e3dfc.html
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